Wine Master Spills Secrets at CSUSM College of Business Administration Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

The College of Business Administration (CoBA) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) welcomes America's first Master Sommelier, Eddie Osterland, to a benefit event on Thursday, October 21 at 6 p.m. at The McMahan House.

French trained, Osterland graduated from the University of Bordeaux France with a professional taster's degree and was the head Sommelier at Hôtel del la Poste in Beaune, France. Osterland has the distinction of being the first Master Sommelier in the United States.

Osterland will entertain guests with a dynamic, fun, unpretentious and humorous presentation, giving insights into wine pairings and how to make a lasting impression in entertaining. Tickets are $250 per person and include fine wine and gourmet food provided by Sbicca and Dolce restaurants. Cocco's Gourmet Chocolates is the premier chocolatier provider for the dessert potion of the event. A live auction will be held throughout the evening featuring tickets to the Master's in Atlanta, and deluxe wine and golf packages. Proceeds from the event will benefit business students through scholarship support and academic enrichment opportunities.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Elise Muhawi at 760-750-4270 or emuhawi@csusm.edu.

Who: Eddie Osterland, American's first Master Sommelier

What: Osterland will entertain guests at a CSUSM College of Business Administration fundraiser with a dynamic, fun, unpretentious and humorous presentation, giving insights into wine pairings and how to make a lasting impression in entertaining.

When: Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 6 p.m.

Where: California State University San Marcos - The McMahan House

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.